First Year Experience

Warhawk Family Resources

Welcome to the Warhawk Family! This is a transition for your whole family, and we're here for you! Please see below for helpful resources.

Warhawks SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising & Registration)

Your student is required to participate in the Warhawks SOAR program where they will meet other new students, learn more about the University, and meet with an academic advisor. Some of the Warhawks SOAR process is available for families as well!

  • Have your student register you as a guest when they register for Warhawks SOAR in their WINS account. There is a $15 fee per guest that covers materials and lunch. At this time, each student can bring up to 2 guests.  Guests can also be added at check-in on the day of the program.

New Student Checklist

For a complete list of items your student should complete after their SOAR date but before the semester begins, please consult the New Student Checklist.

Windows to UW-Whitewater

Your student will receive a hard copy of this campus resource booklet at Warhawks SOAR, but you can also access the electronic copy. It includes a plethora of information on campus resources, departments, and processes.

Resource Videos

  • " Paying for College": A look at educational costs and payment options available. Presented by the Financial Aid Office and Student Financial Services Office.
  • " Estimating Your Fall 2021 Bill": Present by the Financial Aid Office and Student Financials Services Office

Warhawk Family Connections Facebook Group

Warhawk Family Connections is a private Facebook group for parents and family members of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students. The purpose of the group is to (a) serve as a resource for parents and families, (b) provide an outlet for parents and families to ask questions, share comments, etc., and (c) provide an affinity space for families.  Click here if you are interested.

Visit Campus

Consider  scheduling a daily campus tour at UW-Whitewater. UW-Whitewater campus tours are led by friendly, knowledgeable Warhawks who love sharing all UW-Whitewater has to offer. We offer tours of our main campus most weekdays and the occasional Saturday. 

Please don't hesistate to reach out with any questions.
First Year Experience:, 262-472-3205.


First Year Experience Office
UC 245
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190

Contact Us

Phone: (262) 472-3205